Thursday, May 9, 2019 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Until the 1940's there was no reliable way for fishing vessels to communicate with those on shore. Radio telephones, single side band radios, and marine radio operators were important innovations, allowing family members to communicate with loved ones at sea, but no conversation was private. Today, cell and satellite phones and email have facilitated ship to shore communication. Fishermen's wives will share stories about how changes in communication technology have impacted their lives.